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Cornell NYC Tech, Planned for Roosevelt Island, Starts Up in Chelsea, by The New York Times


Cornell NYC Tech Planned for Roosevelt Island Starts Up in Chelsea The New York Times

Rajit Manohar, associate dean for academic affairs at Cornell Tech, teaching a physical computing class. 

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Information technology is the common thread through the eight degrees the school plans to offer. Three will be dual master’s degrees from Cornell and the Technion, based on three “hubs” rather than traditional departments. One hub program, “connective media,” has largely been mapped out — though professors warn that it is subject to change as technology changes — and will deal with designing the mobile, fragmented and endlessly malleable technology that makes everyone a media creator as well as consumer. The other hubs, still under development, are being called “healthier life” (systems to improve health care delivery as well as personal technology) and “built environment” (computing applied to the physical world around us, from robotic devices to smart building design to real-time traffic information).

Wow, Cornell is so practical in its curriculum. 

Rajit looks great, by the way. 

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